Túpac Huallpa

Túpac Huallpa (or Huallpa Túpac) (died October 1533), original name Auqui Huallpa Túpac, was the first vassal Inca Emperor installed by the Spanish conquistadors, during the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire led by Francisco Pizarro.

Túpac Huallpa
Sapa Inca installed by the Spaniards
SuccessorManco Inca Yupanqui
QuechuaAuqui Huallpa Túpac
FatherHuayna Cápac


Túpac Huallpa was a younger brother of Atahualpa and Huáscar. After Atahualpa's execution on 26 July 1533, the Spaniards appointed Túpac Huallpa as a puppet ruler and ensured he was crowned with great recognition and ceremony. All this was done to convince the Inca people that they were still being ruled by an Inca. Túpac Huallpa and his people may not have understood that the Spaniards were using him to take control of Peru and steal the gold treasures of his country. Túpac died in Jauja in 1533. He was succeeded by another brother, Manco Inca Yupanqui.[1]:210,214


Túpac Huallpa was the father of four children:

  • Francisco Huallpa Túpac Yupanqui;
  • Beatriz Túpac Yupanqui, who married the conquistador Pedro Alvarez de Holguín de Ulloa (1490–1542), son of Pedro Alvarez de Golfín and his wife Constanza de Aldana, and had issue
  • Palla Chimpu Ocllo, baptized as Isabel Suárez Chimpu Ocllo, who married Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega y Vargas, and was the mother of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. After she was widowed, she married secondly Juan de Pedroche and had two daughters: one, Ana Ruíz, married her cousin Martín de Bustinza, and had issue, while the other, Luisa de Herrera, married Pedro Márquez de Galeoto, becoming the mother of Alonso Márquez de Figueroa.
  • Leonor Yupanqui, who married Juan Ortiz de Zárate, and had issue.


  1. Prescott, W.H., 2011, The History of the Conquest of Peru, Digireads.com Publishing, ISBN 9781420941142
Preceded by
(last ruler of the Inca Empire)
Sapa Inca
As installed by the Spaniards

Succeeded by
Manco Inca Yupanqui

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